Originally from New Zealand, Tap was already a successful recording artist and a regular guest on television shows. Despite all this Tap decided to leave New Zealand to try his luck elsewhere and, in doing so, ended up in Europe only to hit the top for the second time.
Based in Ghent, Belguim where he has resided for two decades he uses his home base as a central spot from where he can travel all over the world. He has toured all over Europe, playing the Royal Albert Hall in London and toured with Fats Domino in Finland. Further a field he's played in Singapore, Bali, South Africa and Indonesia where he performed with The Surpremes.
"They couldn't get enough in Ireland", as quoted by the management of The Parkway Hotel, where he was awarded The Parkway International Oscar '73 as Entertainer of the year.